Consultancy Opportunities in Agriculture in Nigeria: Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program
CONSULTANCY SERVICES: Various (see below)
Financing Agreement reference: P- Z1-A00-016 | Project ID No.: 2100155036067
This request for expression of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website(www.afdb.org) 16thAugust, 2018
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is implementing the ENABLE-TAAT Compact, financed through a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this grant to facilitate payments under the contracts for the following individual consultants.
1. Capacity Development Officer (Ibadan, Nigeria)
The Consultant is expected to develop, coordinate, and implement a detailed youth training plan/strategy for the ENABLE-TAAT compact; identify, develop and promote tools and guidelines for capacity building which will help in mobilizing young people; promote agribusiness growth and help expand diversity in young people. Also, he/she will carry out the related ENABLE-TAAT compact training in collaboration with identified facilitators within commodity value chains, integrate promising advanced agricultural technologies from the 9 commodity value chain compacts into curriculum, and incubation, assemble training toolkits and produce training tool per value chain and technology. Others include to produce a comprehensive report at the end of training and make recommendations on ways of improving the project.
The desired consultant is expected to possess a B.Sc. or HND in Agricultural Science or other related field with at least four (4) years experiences in performing similar capacity development design and development, training of trainers and participatory extension; performing similar or related roles preferably.
2. Compact Administrator (Ibadan, Nigeria)
The Consultant in this capacity, will coordinate project management activities in relation to resources, materials and equipment in adherence to the approved procurement plan, manage budget and expenditure in relation to project implementation, management of human and material resources in relation to the project, ensure compliance with project budget allocations and timely filing of reports on fund advances and utilization. Other related activities include working with the accountant in keeping track of financial records and expenses.
The desired consultant is expected to possess a B.Sc. or HND in Economics, Public Administration, or other related field with at least five (5) years experiences performing similar role in an international organization.
3. Communication Officer (Ibadan, Nigeria)
The Consultant is expected to develop, implement and coordinate, a detailed communication plan/strategy for the ENABLE-TAAT compact, drive corporate strategy and message development, and other documentations; facilitate the dissemination of information on the ENABLE-TAAT compact activities through feature writing, press releases and social media and promote and publicize ENABLE-TAAT compact activities and results to various stakeholders, which will involve writing, editing, and production of articles and news stories on project related activities and findings and have these published in project newsletter or other outlets. He/She will also develop and package print/web/audio-visual and multimedia materials for the ENABLE- TAAT compact upon interaction with the value chains.
The desired consultant is expected to possess a B.Sc. or HND in Mass Communication, Public Relations, or other related field with at least five (5) years’ experience performing similar role in an international organization.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Ibadan, Nigeria)
The Consultant will assist with the development and management of baseline, midline, and end line monitoring samples of potential ENABLE-TAAT beneficiary, prepare quarterly and annual program monitoring reports that contains summary data; reviewing overall performance against targets and making overall program recommendations including best practices identified. The consultant will conduct trainee evaluation at various stages, including completion of basic training, program placement, ongoing program, program completion, and post-program as well as assist in sample selection and monitoring to test the impact of alternative interventions and track project implementation in relation to the project document. Also, the consultant will work with the Business Development Officer (BDO) in providing regular and timely analysis of the start-up agribusiness enterprises and liaise with TAAT M/E officer in verifying data and information on B.Sc./ HND in Statistics, Economics, Business Administration and other social science related course with at least four (4) years of relevant job experience from International organizations/NGOs/donors preferably linked to tropical agriculture or International development.
IITA now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested individual consultants must provide comprehensive curriculum vitae information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including a description of similar assignments done and experience in similar conditions. Familiarity with Nigeria work environment will be an added advantage.
The consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Bank’s October2015 edition of the Bank’s Procurement Policy framework . The assignments shall be for a duration of one year and is expected to start on July 15, 2020.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (0800-1630hrs).
Expressions of interest should be delivered to the address below on or before July 3, 2020
Attn: Chrysantus Akem; PhD
TAAT Program Coordinator | Program Management Unit
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, www.iita.org
Headquarters & West Africa Hub
PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001, Oyo State, Nigeria
International Mailing Address: IITA, Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR9 3EE, UK
Tel: +234 2 7517472 | USA Tel: +1 201 6336094 | Fax: +44 208 7113785 | Mobile No: +234 8169020531 Email: C.Akem@cgiar.org Skype: (bobesancte)